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Nemesis"Look, if you think crude, mindless stubbornness such a gift, you've lost your sense of balance" (615-616 Sophocles).
Creon is speaking to Oedipus, foreshadowing stubbornness brings disaster.
Anagnorisis "And the guilt is all mine-can never be fixed on another man, no escape for me. I killed you, I god help me, I admit is all" (1442-1445 Sophocles).
Creon realizes he is in the wrong after his son Haemon committed suicide and now his wife Eurydice commits suicide as well.
Hubris"Go down below and love, if love you must- love the dead! While I'm alive, no woman is going to lord it over me" (592-594 Sophocles).
During this scene Creon is addressing Antigone's claim that she was born to join in love, not in hate.
Hamartia"And so I have the throne, all royal power" (196-197 Sophocles).
Creon's tragic flaw is pride. This leads to the downfall of his life. Here he is proudly introducing himself as King.
Creon decides to send Antigone to a cave with a small amount of food so he would not feel guilty about killing her.
Peripeteia“I'll have her taken to a desert place where no man ever walked, and there walled up inside a cave, alive with food enough” (147 Sophocles).
Creon went from ignorance to knowledge he has finally started to release his bitterness.
Catharsis"Yes I have learned it in my bitterness. At this moment/ God has sprung on my head with a vast weight/ and struck me down" (1137- 1339 Sophocles).